INDIE SHOWCASE: 2020 GAME INDEX

We’ve received over a hundred game submissions, all from worthy indies eager to show off what they’ve been working on, and fed them to our judges. They are analyzed, critiqued, poked, prodded, and judged until only a few remain.  For this year, those few are:

Door Kickers
Neon City Riders

Door Kickers

Developed by: KillHouse Games
Genre: Side-Scrolling Action
Platform: Nintendo Switch / iOS / Android

Door Kickers: Action Squad is a crazy old school side scroller action game that puts you in the role of a SWAT trooper and sends you to deal with the bad guys in Nowhere City USA. Choose your gear, then kick the doors down and face the action. Adapt and react by the seat of your pants, and if needed – restart without a care and rethink. Master weapons recoil and time your reloads, use distance and cover to your advantage and use the in-game Strategic Abilities to decide for yourself when health packs or gear refills are needed, or if that team-mate of yours is worth saving. Or just save up the Points earned and unleash your Ultimate to waltz through that tricky final room. And when it gets too hard, bring over a friend to help.

Neon City Riders

Developed by: Mecha Studios
Genre: Action / Adventure
Platform: Nintendo Switch / iOS / Android

Take on the role of Rick, a masked vigilante who needs to explore the decaying futuristic Neon City in search of items, abilities and companions to defeat the four super-powered gang bosses and free all its turfs from their claws. Neon City Riders is an action-adventure game inspired in 80's sci-fi scene. Each turf is composed by different aesthetics, enemies, mechanics, puzzles and side-quests; creating a nostalgic multi-ending solid experience.

No Time to Relax
Sandship

No Time to Relax

Developed by: Porcelain Fortress
Genre: Competitive Life Simulator
Platform: Nintendo Switch

No Time to Relax is a life simulation game where up to 4 players online or locally compete against each other in the ultimate game of life. You now have the ability to beat your more successful friends with this fake life simulator. To win the game, you have to work your way up the corporate ladder, educate yourself and keep your sanity. This might seem easy, but working and studying your ass off will strain even the most iron-willed of your friends. It almost seems like there is no time to relax!

Sandship

Developed by: Rockbite Games
Genre: Factory Management
Platform: iOS / Android

Sandship is a factory management game set in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi universe. You control the last remaining sandship: a gigantic, artificially intelligent mega-factory, which roams across the endless deserts of a far-away planet. Noranti One was a highly advanced civilization. After an accident forced your sandship into hibernation, it awoke in a world of ruins. Join us on a journey to rediscover forgotten technologies, forge a better tomorrow through crafting and trade, and fight a vicious cult hellbent on your destruction. Unlock the secrets of this cryptic land onboard your incredible sandship.

Tangle Tower
Wunderling

Tangle Tower

Developed by: SFB Games
Genre: Detective Mystery Adventure
Platform: Apple Arcade / Steam / Nintendo Switch

Freya Fellow has been murdered. The lead suspect? A shadowy figure found looming over her body, wielding a knife. The problem? That suspect... is just a painting. Unravel a thrilling mystery by exploring a strange and twisted mansion, discovering curious clues, interrogating peculiar suspects and solving unique puzzles.

Wunderling

Developed by: Retroid
Genre: Puzzle Platformer
Platform: Nintendo Switch

Take control of the Wunderling, a low-level video game goon who has just unlocked the power to jump. Unable to stop or change direction at will, you will need to plan ahead and master the Wunderlings’ abilities to navigate treacherous scrolling levels and chase down that pesky Hero.